Saturday, September 6, 2014

Camron Powell, 15, Was Unarmed And Not A Threat After Robbery When Shot By West Allis Man

Camron Powell

Milwaukee District Attorney's Office reviewing death of unarmed 15-year-old who was shot after returning to the crime scene for a backpack.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 6, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - The police investigation into the death of Camron Powell, 15, has indicated that he was unarmed and not a threat when he was fatally shot by a 30-year-old West Allis man on September 1 at the Northeast corner parking lot on S. 2nd Street and W. National Ave. in Milwaukee's Southside.  Powell and his companions or alleged members of the Wild Hunnits gang around 5:30 a.m. on Labor Day had robbed a group of people. The gang had left the scene, but Powell shortly after returned because he had left a backpack. One of the victims, a 30-year-man took out his 9mm handgun and fatally shot Powell as he picked up the backpack. The shooter told police that Powell seemed to be reaching for something in the backpack, but as it turned out, no weapon was recovered. 
The victims were behind a vehicle in the parking hiding when one of them fatally shot Powell. Powell was unarmed and was not a threat, according to the preliminary investigation report. 
The 30-year-old man was arrested, but later released. The victims confirmed that Powell never held a gun when the gang robbed them. Another gang member had used a gun to rob the victims.
A surveillance camera is located near where the shooting took place and police are reviewing the footage.
Police say, the gang or group that was with Powell are accused of committing more than 30 armed robberies. A vehicle that was stolen (carjacked) from the North side of Milwaukee was found nearby. 
Two 15-year-old males; one each, 16 and 18 males and a 17-year-old female suspect have since been arrested and are alleged to have been involved in other robberies, Milwaukee police reported. Charges against the suspects are pending. 
Powell who was killed had a criminal record for armed robbery, auto theft, fleeing and theft. He was also a victim of a non-life threatening shooting on August 1.
On Friday, a Milwaukee Police squad car and its Rhino, a surveillance armored truck was parked at the corner where Powell was killed. 
Powell had more than 3,200 friends in his social media account and many have posted a photo of him holding an AK-47 to remember him. An account by the name of Jessica Mclan had been taunting and posting negative comments about Powell on his account.
Mclan posted on Powell's social media account, "Worthless waste of air!"
"And he's ugly!!"
"Deserves it!!"
"And he was shot before!? Should've happened then!"
"Another stolen car? Cuz u can't work for ur own shit!"
A makeshift memorial was set-up at Lincoln Park in the 1300 block of W. Hampton Ave. by Cam's tree, according to friends who say, Camron was not a gang banger as being reported.

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